Werner & Mertz wins Cradle to Cradle prize

15th of December 2015
Werner & Mertz wins Cradle to Cradle prize

Cleaning solutions specialist Werner & Mertz has become the first German provider of sustainable cleaning products to receive the international Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award - for its brands green care Professional and Frosch.

The coveted prize from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organisation with

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN calls for entries to Amsterdam Innovation Award

14th of December 2015
ISSA/INTERCLEAN calls for entries to Amsterdam Innovation Award

All exhibitors at next May's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam exhibition are now invited to submit their entries to the Amsterdam Innovation Award.

New products being launched at the event are eligible to enter, with submissions being judged by an independent, international jury. Winners will be announced on the first day ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam,

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‘Dirty surgical instruments pose a major risk to health’

11th of December 2015
‘Dirty surgical instruments pose a major risk to health’

The failure to clean and disinfect clinical instruments properly is the chief risk in emergency care today, claims a US-based patient care body.

And new healthcare technologies can pose further risks to patients if they are used incorrectly, according to the ECRI Institute.

Each year the institute, an independent organisation based in

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Iconic 'gum wall' gets first clean in decades

9th of December 2015
Iconic 'gum wall' gets first clean in decades

A famed 'gum wall' in Seattle, where tourists and residents have stuck used chewing gum for the past 20 years, has been cleaned by city authorities.

The 'gum wall' was plastered with one million pieces of used chewing gum and became a city landmark over the past 20 years. The wads of gum came in many colours and some stretched to make elaborate

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Celtex acquires Hecatec

8th of December 2015
Celtex acquires Hecatec

Italian paper manufacturer Celtex has completed its acquisition of the German group Hecatec, which also operates in the tissue products sector and in nonwoven fabrics used in cleaning, personal hygiene and in particular the health sector.

The company, which has plants in Tuscany, had revenues of approximately €100 million in 2014, with

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Ecover sells Ecover Professional to Greenspeed

7th of December 2015
Ecover sells Ecover Professional to Greenspeed

Ecover has today announced the sale of its B2B cleaning solutions business - Ecover Professional - to Netherlands-based Greenspeed, a company specialising in the development of cleaning systems for the professional market. Ecover says it will now focus exclusively on the B2C market in order to drive long term growth.

Following this agreement, the

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